Harry Bernard SHORT

SHORT, Harry Bernard

Personal Data

Party
Conservative (1867-1942)
Constituency
Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
Birth Date
September 1, 1864
Deceased Date
April 15, 1937
Website
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Short
PARLINFO
http://www.parl.gc.ca/parlinfo/Files/Parliamentarian.aspx?Item=6715abf3-8f04-4ce2-874d-869bd28d404f&Language=E&Section=ALL
Profession
manager

Parliamentary Career

October 29, 1925 - July 2, 1926
CON
  Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
September 14, 1926 - May 30, 1930
CON
  Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)
July 28, 1930 - August 14, 1935
CON
  Digby--Annapolis (Nova Scotia)

Most Recent Speeches (Page 2 of 140)


February 4, 1935

Mr. SHORT:

Because they are not

educated up to it.

Topic:   DEEP SEA FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FACILITIES FOR REFRIGERATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF BAIT
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February 4, 1935

Mr. SHORT:

The people in the interior

of our country do not know anything about fish. If we spent a sufficient amount of money in advertising our product and educating the people up to eating fish; if we increased the sale of fish in this country by but ten pounds per capita, it would mean an additional

100,000,000 pounds, which would be of great assistance to our fishermen in the maritime provinces.

The resolution before the house is, I believe, a good one, and to carry out its terms would not cost the country a great deal of money. Every facility should be given to our fishermen to prosecute their industry in the best possible manner. I do not know that this government has spent very much, but previous governments spent quite large amounts of money in erecting throughout the dominion bait freezers which, as was explained by two hon. gentlemen opposite, were not a success. If modem freezers can be built at the prices mentioned by the hon. member for Gloucester, this is something to which the Department of Fisheries could give very serious consideration, and I believe if the matter is taken up in the committee on fisheries, there discussed and recommendations made to the department, every attention will be given to them. That is what I understand my hon. friend is asking for and

I believe the government would be well advised to carry out the recommendations in reference to freezers.

But in connection with the fishing industry there are many other matters that are much more important than the freezers. As the hon. member for Antigonish-Guysborough has stated, every assistance has been given to the farming industry but very little has been given to the fishermen. I think some scheme can be worked out whereby loans can be made to the fishermen on easy terms so as to enable them to equip themselves with better facilities for operating the industry. The fishermen today are up against it for new equipment. Their old equipment is worn out; they have no money with which to replace it. Some arrangement can I am sure, be arrived at for making loans to our fishermen in order to enable them to supply themselves with modern equipment. I believe the Department of Fisheries will do everything possible to assist the fishermen if this matter is brought before them in the proper manner, and the proper place to discuss it is before the committee on fisheries. Therefore I suggest that the question be taken up by that committee and a report presented to the house, when we can discuss the problem further.

Topic:   DEEP SEA FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FACILITIES FOR REFRIGERATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF BAIT
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February 4, 1935

Mr. H. B. SHORT (Digby-Annapolis):

Being deeply interested in everything connected with the welfare of the fishermen, and of the fishing industry, I am thoroughly in accord with many of the remarks made by my hon. friend from Antigonish-Guysborough (Mr. Duff) and I am fully in accord with the resolution which the hon. member for Gloucester (Mr. Veniot) has brought forward. I think the time has arrived when we should

Deep Sea Fisheries

do everything possible to assist the fishing industry, which during the past four years has experienced conditions which it has not known for many years previously. Less has been done for the fishing industry than for any other industry, though it is one of the greatest natural resources we have in the maritimes and capable of the greatest expansion. Off the coast of Nova Scotia we have one of the greatest fisheries in the world, but the trouble is, we need a market. That is what we need more than anything else. There is no question about production; we can produce all the fish the country requires. Unfortunately however we are up against it for a market. I have brought up in this house a number of times, being on the Canadian Fisheries Association, the advisability of a grant through the government for the purpose of advertising our fish. We are not selling the quantity of fish in Canada which we should; the people are not buying the quantity they should buy.

Topic:   DEEP SEA FISHERIES
Subtopic:   FACILITIES FOR REFRIGERATION AND DISTRIBUTION OF BAIT
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May 2, 1934

Mr. SHORT:

I was paired with the hon.

member for Kenora-Rainy River (Mr. Heenan). Had I voted I would have voted for the motion.

Topic:   MARKETING ACT
Subtopic:   ORGANIZATION TO IMPROVE METHODS AND PRACTICES IN MARKETING NATURAL PRODUCTS
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March 13, 1934

Mr. SHORT:

How much of this $85,000 is to be used for advertising to promote the consumption of fish in Canada? The item is intended for the conservation and development of deep sea fisheries and the demand for fish.

I presume the expression "to assist the demand for fish" means advertising fish to create a demand.

Topic:   DEPARTMENT OF FISHERIES
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